Saturday, February 28, 2009

#195 The Spring Tide

The pre-
diction of
tides on an
a priori basis
is not possible.
Local conditions
apply. One works
from charts & tables—
how far the fall between
high & low, the positioning
of rocks, the shape of the sky.
What the weather is doing. Are
the Moon & Sun colinear with the
Earth? Do clouds collide with bells?

Thursday, February 19, 2009

#194 The Poet Recompensed

Implied self-
praise, inflated
self-worth. Used
dragon imagery
in his poetry—the
dragon guardian
of gold, & gold,
believed the poet,
was suitable
for all his work. For-
got the bit about
fire-breath & flame.
The dragon didn't.